The Medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence & St Rémy de Provence private tour

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Les Baux de Provence clings precariously to an ancient rocky cliff. A fortified hilltop village one of the most visited in Provence & easy to understand its popularity, narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses run up to a ruined castle. Where the Baux family ruled from the 9th century 'til 1426 when it was integrated into Provence, subsequently became part of France in 1481. Later the people revolted against integration & Louis XI responded by dismantling...
Les Baux de Provence clings precariously to an ancient rocky cliff. A fortified hilltop village one of the most visited in Provence & easy to understand its popularity, narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses run up to a ruined castle. Where the Baux family ruled from the 9th century 'til 1426 when it was integrated into Provence, subsequently became part of France in 1481. Later the people revolted against integration & Louis XI responded by dismantling the château. Our visit explores the village & château. Next to Carrières de Lumières, one time 19th century quarry Les Grand Fonds. In 2019 it exhibits works of Vincent Van Gogh spanning 7,000 m² of the Carrières. A visual & musical production retracing the intense life of the artist, who in the last years of his life, painted more than 2,000 works. Next visit nearby Saint Rémy de Provence. Village, surrounded by lush valleys, ancient streets lined with old houses and built on one of the oldest archeological sites in Europe.
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Stop At: Site Archeologique de Glanum, Rue du Parage Route des Baux-de-Provence / Hôtel de Sade 1, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France

An ancient city outside Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Over a century of archaeological excavation on the site at Glanum has revealed an outstanding collection of architectural relics. The local elite made good use of the natural resources, an endless water supply and limestone, to endow the city with monumental decoration that is unique in Provence. Set in the heart of the Alpilles mountains, at a major crossroads, the Gallic city is steeped in Greek and Roman influences and found prosperity from the 2nd century B.C.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Paul de Mausole, off D5 direction Les Baux Next to Glanum, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France

The monastery is best known for the fact that Vincent van Gogh stayed here from May 1889 to May...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Site Archeologique de Glanum, Rue du Parage Route des Baux-de-Provence / Hôtel de Sade 1, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France

An ancient city outside Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Over a century of archaeological excavation on the site at Glanum has revealed an outstanding collection of architectural relics. The local elite made good use of the natural resources, an endless water supply and limestone, to endow the city with monumental decoration that is unique in Provence. Set in the heart of the Alpilles mountains, at a major crossroads, the Gallic city is steeped in Greek and Roman influences and found prosperity from the 2nd century B.C.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Paul de Mausole, off D5 direction Les Baux Next to Glanum, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France

The monastery is best known for the fact that Vincent van Gogh stayed here from May 1889 to May 1890. A masterpiece of Provencal Romanesque art, the 11th -12th Century cloister backs onto the chapel, in pure Romanesque style, with a façade altered in the 18th Century.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chateau des Baux de Provence, Grand rue, 13520 Les Baux de Provence France

One of the finest historical sites in France and set in what is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Carrieres des Lumieres, route de Maillane, 13210 Les Baux de Provence France

The town of Baux-de-Provence entrusted Culturespaces with the management of the quarry, as part of a public service concession agreement. Named ‘Les Carrières de Lumières’, Culturespaces have developed a unique and innovative concept for the site: AMIEX® (Art & Music Immersive Experience).Les Carrières de Lumières opened in March with the exhibition "Gauguin, Van Gogh: Painters in Colour", a musical journey into the colourful world of these two artists, produced by Culturespaces and directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul de Mausole
  • Entry/Admission - Carrieres des Lumieres
  • Lunch - We allow time for lunch - at your leisure in either St Rémy or Les Baux and happy to make recommendations to you
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau des Baux de Provence
  • Admission to historical sites and museums listed (you may choose one or all of those suggested )
  • Entry/Admission - Site Archeologique de Glanum
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will arrive to collect you from your hotel or guest house. (If you are staying in a rented apartment or villa, we can arrange that too) we can be at the Cruise Ship terminal in Marseille if you're arriving by ship. We can collect you from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.

Airports

  • Marseille Airport, 13727 Marignane France


Ports

  • Cruise Terminal Marseille


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cruise ship passengers - not recommended if arriving and departing same day Port of Marseille (due to timings)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.